Xander Schauffele Shares a Cute Childhood Picture and a Quick Golf Fact on His Birthday

Published 10/27/2021, 6:17 AM EDT
Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Golf – Men’s Individual – Final – Round 4 – Kasumigaseki Country Club – Kawagoe, Saitama, Japan – August 1, 2021. Xander Schauffele of the United States in action. REUTERS/Murad Sezer


On October 25 this year, Xander Schauffele celebrated his 28th birthday. With social media being the primary medium connecting fans and their favorite athletes, Schauffele was naturally flooded with wishes on Twitter, Instagram, and so on. However, the PGA Tour star prepared his own return gift for his fans.

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Schauffele, who last played the Zozo Championship, thanked his fans for their good wishes in a unique manner. Twitter users seemed to be in awe of Shauffele’s humor, continuing to wish him as some enjoyed the memory he shared. Let’s take a look at what exactly Shauffele had to say to his fans.

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Xander Schauffele thanks his fans for birthday wishes

Schauffele’s tweet was a mixture of some throwback and golf knowledge – a somewhat amusing way to thank fans on Twitter. He ended up sharing an adorable photo of himself as a child, complete with a spoon on his nose.

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“Thanks for all the birthday wishes, everyone! Here’s back in 2002 when I just found out how to make a spoon stick to my nose,” he wrote, assuring everyone that yes, it was all related to golf. “Spoon = Old English name for a 3 wood”. 

Fans too loved Schauffele’s wish. One fan wrote that he himself has an original 3 wood – a gift from a PGA Tour player himself. Most just wished Schauffele happy birthday again. “That begs the obvious question,” wrote another fan. “Can you hang a 3-wood from your nose?”

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Golf – The 2020 Ryder Cup – Whistling Straits, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, U.S. – September 26, 2021 Team USA’s Xander Schauffele sprays sparkling wine and smokes a cigar as he celebrates after winning the Ryder Cup REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Schauffele at the Zozo Championship in Japan

Earlier this month, Schauffele played at the Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club in Japan. He finished T28, as Hideki Matsumaya secured a spectacular home-ground victory.

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Having said that, Schauffele’s connection with Japan remains special. Schauffele won the 2020 Olympics, which brought him under the spotlight as the PGA Tour season continued. The four-time PGA Tour winner has played two events this season, yet to achieve a top-10 finish.

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Devika

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Devika Pawar is a Golf and NBA writer at Essentially Sports. A psychology graduate from KJ Somaiya, Devika has an experience with sportswriting at Republic World for around two years now. She loves NBA a little too much, and is a dedicated Golden State Warriors fan.

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